New York bans use of facial recognition in schools statewide

The New York legislature today passed a moratorium banning the use of facial recognition and other forms of biometric identification in schools until 2022. The bill, which has yet to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, comes in response to the planned launch of facial recognition by the Lockport City School District and appears to […]

Twitter Cracks Down on QAnon. Your Move, Facebook

In its early days, Twitter referred to itself as the “free speech wing of the free speech party.” The quote might not have been totally serious, but for years it rang true: its pseudonymous accounts and permissive rules gave the platform an anything-goes sensibility. A few years and high-profile harassment campaigns later, however, the company’s […]

What To Do When Your Social Media Account Gets Hacked

You log in to your favorite social media site and notice a string of posts or messages definitely not posted by you. Or, you get a message that your account password has been changed, without your knowledge. It hits you that your account may have been hacked. What do you do?  This is a timely question considering that social […]

Ubisoft is keeping the $60 price for next-gen games in 2020

Ubisoft is going to charge $60 for its games on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in 2020. This is in line with the company’s (and most of the industry’s) pricing since the launch of the Xbox 360. So why is this notable? Because Take-Two and its subsidiary 2K Games announced they are upping the […]

Breaking silos in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Last year’s Gartner’s DevOps Hype Cycle states that DevOps Toolchain Orchestration is moving from the peak of inflated expectations to the trough of disillusionment. This means the market is moving at a fast pace towards actual productivity and scalability. We understand that we need to build a comprehensive strategy to address DevOps at scale, where […]

Apple digs in over its App Store fees

Apple has defended the fees it charges developers to sell their digital products via its App Store. The iPhone-maker says a study it commissioned shows content makers give away a similar cut to dozens of other online markets, and an even bigger share if their goods are sold offline. Apple is facing complaints about the […]

Why Japan is emerging as NASA’s most important space partner

The first time the US went to the moon, it put down an estimated $283 billion to do it alone. That’s not the case with Artemis, the new NASA program to send humans back. Although it’s a US-led initiative, Artemis is meant to be a much more collaborative effort than Apollo. Japan is quickly emerging as […]